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Lipari Foods Issues Voluntary Recall of Premo Brand & Fresh Grab Turkey & Swiss Submarine Sandwiches Due to Potential Contamination of Listeria Monocytogenes

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Lipari Foods Issues Voluntary Recall of Premo Brand & Fresh Grab Turkey & Swiss Submarine Sandwiches Due to Potential Contamination of Listeria Monocytogenes

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
July 28, 2018
FDA Publish Date:
July 28, 2018
Product Type:
Food & Beverages
Prepared Food
Food & Beverage Safety
Reason for Announcement:
Recall Reason Description
Potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes
Company Name:
Lipari Foods LLC
Brand Name:
Brand Name(s)
Premo, Fresh Grab
Product Description:
Product Description
Sandwiches

Company Announcement

Lipari Foods, LLC has issued a voluntary recall of Premo Brand and Fresh Grab turkey and Swiss submarine sandwiches produced and packaged by sister company JLM due to potential contaminatLipari Foods, LLC has issued a voluntary recall of Premo Brand and Fresh Grab turkey and Swiss submarine sandwiches produced and packaged by sister company JLM due to potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenesis an organism, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

The products were produced on July 17, 2018 and distributed to food service and retail stores throughout Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

 

Brand Product Lipari Product # Weight Sell By Date Lot # UPC
Premo Brand Turkey & Swiss Sub 915537 4/6 OZ 08/06/2018 17201807 612510001042
Fresh Grab Turkey & Swiss Sub 251694 18/6 OZ 08/06/2018 17201807 612510001042

Products were distributed under the following brand names: Premo Brand & Fresh Grab. The affected products can be identified by:

This was brought to our attention by JLM after recent routine environmental monitoring and product testing initiated by JLM returned positive test results for potential contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. JLM employs a rigorous quality and testing program; however, despite the quality of their programs, they are initiating this recall out of an abundance of caution. We are working closely with JLM, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and the FDA to understand the cause of the situation and ensure that all affected product has been pulled from commerce.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. Lipari Foods began shipping the product on July 19, 2018.

Consumers who have purchased these recalled products should not consume them. Consumers should discard the products or return them to the point of purchase. Consumers with questions should call Customer Service at 800-729- 3354, 8:15 am – 4:30 pm, EST, Monday through Friday.


Company Contact Information

Consumers:
Customer Service
800-729- 3354
Media:
Michelle Voss
586-447-3500 ext. 9619
Michelle_Voss@liparifoods.com

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